Post # 1
Please help! I am on a s h o e s t r i n g budget! I don’t know what to do about gifts for my bridesmaids, and I’m wondering what the appropriate price is for a gift. I am making the girls’ dresses and necklaces and they didn’t pay for the materials at all. Do I need to do more?
Post # 3
I’d do a nice, heartfelt card rather then a gift if it’s what the budget allows. Maybe take each made for a cup of coffee and give the gift of time together as well
Post # 4
@v_garden: absolutely not! The dresses and necklaces are their gift. Just include a thank you note and youre done!
Post # 5
@v_garden: So they’re not putting any money out for wedding attire, right? What about bridal shower or bachelorette party? If they’re not paying for anything at all, I would get them each a card and give them the necklace you made them as a gift at the rehearsal.
If they’re paying for other things and parties, I would try to come up with something additional (something that isn’t related or associated with your wedding). Even baking them cookies and putting them together in nice packaging, or framed photos of you together, or something handmade would work. It doesn’t have to be expensive but if they’re paying for multiple parties for you, I think a thank you gift that isn’t something FOR your wedding is most appropriate. But if they’re not paying for anything, then nothing beyond a card is really necessary.
Post # 6
@LilySarah: I don’t think they are planning anything, my church is throwing a shower, but so far I haven’t heard anything from my bridesmaids. Thank you! The one thing I might do is get a pashmina shawl for each because their dresses are halter.
Post # 7
I am getting my bm one of those wodden hangers with their names written in the wire. And also adding My wedding date written on the wood.
Post # 8
@v_garden: I bought each of my girls a pashmina shawl from Etsy that has their first initial embroidered on it. http://www.etsy.com/shop/ClassyWedding
There are definitely cheaper options than the vendor I chose to work through (5 shawls = $114.00) and you can always buy a pashmina and embroider yourself (or use the kind that you steam on that can be found at any local craft store).
Post # 9
A card with a nice thank you note. Is all that is necessary. But I do really like the idea of some cookies! Or a bottle of wine?